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Trio faces heroin charges after investigation into one of them

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Robert Stafford (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) Robert Stafford (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
Brittany Medine Brittany Medine
Wiley Mahurin Jr. Wiley Mahurin Jr.
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities said a two-week investigation into a man suspected of selling heroin led to three arrests.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Robert "Bob" Stafford, 37, Brittany Medine, 29, and Wiley Mahurin Jr., 43, all of Gonzales, were booked on drug possession charges.

Lt. Col. Bobby Webre said the sheriff's office started investigating Stafford in the middle of March, but Monday, narcotics detectives saw Stafford and Medine involved in a drug transaction in the parking lot of a Gonzales business.

The pair was arrested and deputies said they both had heroin, cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia on them. Investigators also seized what they called "a large amount of cash from proceeds of drug transactions conducted by Stafford."

Detectives said Mahurin bought heroin from Stafford, which led to his arrest. All three suspects were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.

Stafford faces the following charges:

Possession with intent to distribute heroin

Distribution of heroin

Possession with intent to distribute cocaine

Possession with intent to distribute marijuana

His bond was set at $155,342.50.

Medina was booked on these charges:

Principal/possession with intent to distribute heroin

Principal/distribution of heroin

Possession of cocaine

Principal/possession with intent to distribute cocaine

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Failure to appear in court

Her bond was set at $160,342.50

Mahurin is being held on the following charges:

Possession of heroin

Contempt of court (2 counts)

His bond was set at $25,000.

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